On January 30th, 4th generation Zainichi Korean, Lee Chungsung (Tadanari Lee),26, who plays for Sanfrecce Hiroshima scored the winning goal for Japan in the second period of extra time of the 2011 Asian Cup final, handing Japan a 1-0 victory over Australia. His celebration after the goal became a hot discussion topic.
Chungsung came off as a substitute and swivelled to fire home in a Yuto Nagatomo cross from the left in the 109th minute as the Blue Samurai sealed a narrow victory at the Khalifa Stadium.
The thrilled Lee Chungsung walked towards the fans after being congratulated by his team mates and did a goal celebration that looks like SNSD’s ‘Hoot‘ arrow dance.
The goal celebration Chungsung did received lots of love and good comments from Korean football fans as well. Lee Chungsung is currently in a relationship with Japanese singer Ayumi Lee (stage name:ICONIQ).
*Zainichi Koreans – permanent ethnic Korean residents of Japan